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Children’s HeartLink on the Podcast “Heart to Heart with Anna”

Bistra Zheleva, Vice President of Global Strategy and Advocacy at Children’s HeartLink, was featured on the podcast “Heart to Heart with Anna,” a program devoted to the congenital heart defect (CHD) community. Bistra leads our advocacy strategy for children with CHD in low-resource countries and our global thought leadership strategy with governments and international development institutions.  … Continued

The Children You Help: Thanvika from India

Thanvika, 6 months after heart surgery. January 2020. Photos by Scott Streble   When Thanvika was born last summer, her parents had no idea that she had a heart defect. It was discovered a day after her birth when she had trouble breathing. Luckily, she was referred to our partner hospital in Coimbatore, where she … Continued

Training Our Global Partners During the Pandemic

Photo by Scott Streble   Children’s HeartLink stepped up remote engagement and training to ensure that our global partners get the support they need during this challenging time. They are determined to continue making progress and to improve the care they provide their young heart patients. Thanks to your support, in the last 6 months: … Continued

How COVID-19 Has Impacted Our Global Partners

We asked our global hospital partners about the effect of the pandemic on their work. Brazil and India are now among the COVID-19 epicenters, and hospitals there struggle with the challenges faced by many countries. Our partners in Malaysia and Vietnam resumed their pre-pandemic procedures after transmission of the virus slowed down. Hospitals in China … Continued

Call for Nominations for the 2020 Children’s HeartLink Founders Award

Dr. Joe Kiser with a young patient in the 1970s   Children’s HeartLink will be presenting its second annual Founders Award in honor of Dr. Joe Kiser at the Children’s HeartLink Virtual Gala on October 23, 2020. The submission deadline is September 1, 2020.  Read the award nomination form and consider nominating someone who demonstrates extraordinary … Continued

Mohamed’s Timely Heart Repair

Photos by Scott Streble   We met 2-year-old Mohamed in Coimbatore, India, 2 months after his heart surgery. He was on his way to becoming the active toddler he is today, busy playing and with a healthy appetite. His timely surgery helped him recover quickly and keep up with other children his age. Although Mohamed’s … Continued